#1 By: Rob Beschizza, January 8th, 2014 12:35
#2 By: Fabian F., January 8th, 2014 12:43
If true: I always had the impression that modesty is not a virtue often found in China ... or the US - at least one thing you have in common with your new pinko arch-enemy.
#3 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 8th, 2014 12:45
Reminds me of an old Calvin and Hobbes strip when Calvin wanted to be known as Boy of Destiny...
#4 By: Christopher Waldrop, January 8th, 2014 12:49
Of all his titles the best one by far is "China Low Carbon Emission".
Think about it, kids: if you work and study really hard someday you too may grow up to be a low carbon emission.
#5 By: Tim Ellis, January 8th, 2014 12:49
At first I thought all the censor black bars were on the printed card. Which would have been hilariously appropriate for China.
#6 By: Tim, January 8th, 2014 12:56
Only one of the Top 10 Most Honorable Volunteers? Please. That means there are potentially nine volunteers in China who have more honor.
#7 By: Fabian F., January 8th, 2014 13:01
What the heck is a "Environmental Preservation Demolition Expert"?
#8 By: Stefan Jones, January 8th, 2014 13:07
This is nothing. Kim Il Sung was all of those things, plus he could pole vault 50 meters, swim 2 km in icy waters, invent synthetic cloths daily, and provide on-the-spot direction to increase worker productivity.
#9 By: Jason Andresen, January 8th, 2014 13:14
He blows up buildings/roads and lets the land return to nature? Probably better than the current solution of letting nearly finished office blocks sit empty because nobody wants them.
#10 By: , January 8th, 2014 13:36
Trying to decide if this is more or less gauche than calling oneself a public intellectual.
#11 By: madopal, January 8th, 2014 13:41
He's clearly not that important. He'd have used Pale Nimbus. And it doesn't even have a watermark.
#12 By: Mellivora Capensis, January 8th, 2014 13:51
Sounds like he'd get along famously with Thomas Friedman, at any rate.
#13 By: SamSam, January 8th, 2014 14:00
Who calls themselves a public intellectual? Quick Googling finds no one applying the label to themselves.
#14 By: Tim, January 8th, 2014 14:05
That's because he invented it, silly. It's not for nothing that he carries the title of Most Innovative Nomenclaturist in China.
#15 By: Rob Beschizza, January 8th, 2014 14:06
I would be about 10% surprised if this were fake.
#16 By: redstarr, January 8th, 2014 14:07
I don't always drink beer, but when I do...
#17 By: , January 8th, 2014 14:18
No offense, but maybe you should google slower.
the second google result for the term 'public intellectual' is one guy at MIT going on for nearly 2000 words
searching on the exact phrase "i am a public intellectual" yields many non-ironic utterances.
#18 By: Tim, January 8th, 2014 14:22
I am the very model of a public intellectual,
I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
I'm very good at integral and differential calculus;
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a public intellectual!
#19 By: , January 8th, 2014 14:27
Sounds like you too are a graduate of this course
We will be exploring a broad range of theories of media and communication across the class, but the primary focus is going to be applied and practical, as students cultivate the skills and understanding required to make meaningful interventions as public intellectuals.
#20 By: logruszed, January 8th, 2014 14:31
Most free haircut with purchase of bedroom set at 'Tom Peterson's...and Gloria's Too'.
/Most obscure Oregon inside reference from 20 years ago.
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